Last Modified on Feb 26, 2015
Those flakes appearing on your shoulders are sometimes the medical result (depending on the nature of the condition) of a skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema of the face and scalp. It results in red, itchy skin but is best recognized by the scaly flakes of skin that tend to fall from the scalp and out of the hair--the stuff we recognize as dandruff. The condition affects the sebum glands, resulting in dried out skin.
Several herbal remedies and natural treatments can help prevent seborrheic dermatitis, reduce flaking, and minimize scalp irritation. Check out our natural seb derm shampoos and other home remedies below!
In infants Seborrheic Dermatitis is known as cradle cap. Check out Earth Clinic's Cradle Cap remedies here.
Check out our Natural Dandruff Remedies page as well.
|Apple Cider Vinegar||29|
|Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide||5|
|BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS (1)||3%|
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (3)||8%|
|SIDE EFFECTS (2)||5%|
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] Hello,
to make a story short, been with S/D for more than 10 years. Tried a lot of things to get rid of it.
I will post a more detailed entry later. After reading this site, I bought ACV with the mother and applied 20 mn ago with a 1:1 ratio (ACV / bottled water). The results seem to be here already concerning the flaking, but when I finished applying it I realized parts of my face were red. The excess mixture of ACV and water ran down my face for a while, while I was applying it on my hair.
My face feels hot on the red parts. Any ideas what may have caused this, and will it last?
Those two links are pics of the red zones on my face right now.
I will post a more detailed history and results later.
Replied by Debbiefudge
East Sussex, UK